Ida Haisma has been the general manager of the start-up company SIM-CI, since September 1st 2018. SIM-CI simulates what happens (cascading-effects) when one of the critical infrastructures eg. Electricity fails/power cut due to a cyber attack and/or by a natural cause such as flooding. The aim of SIM-CI is ‘ resilience by design’. Good crisis- en risk management makes an organisation, city or region realy resilient.Apart being CEO of SIM-CI, she is also within 100% ownerof SIM-CI, the grid company Alliander, responsible for all ‘digital solutions’ which are necessary to meet the challenges of the climate change as well as the energietransition.
Ida Haisma: “I see in my new work many parallels with my previous jobs. To get to real innovative solutions cooperation with the so-called triple helix partners (public, private en research and knowledge institutions) is essential. In all my different positions I have had a strong focus on creating alignment between partners and other actors in societal domains and stimulate cooperation of (public-private) partnerships. To that end I will continuously contribute so that we will create a better, more resilient society”.
In her previous jobs, Haisma was Deputy Director at the Association Innovative Medicines and responsible a.o. for the Policy and Knowledge department. Prior to that she was Director of the National Safety and Security Cluster, The Hague Security Delta as well as Director of Innovation Safety and Security Research at TNO, the Dutch Institute for Applied Research. She was professor at different universities and universities of applied science and worked as a policy officer International Cooperation at the Foreign Office. She also acted in management positions at Clingendael, The Knowledge Centre for Larger Cities as well as the Centre for Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Ida Haisma holds Master degrees in Dutch Law as well as International Law and a Bachelor’s in History of Art.